The inspiration behind the smash-hit Netflix series, Lupin. Meet arsène Lupin: a charming gentleman… and the greatest burglar in the world. An enemy to the rich; a friend to the poor - arsène Lupin will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. One of the best tropes of the gentleman thief and master of disguise along with raffles, Lupin was created in 1905 by French writer Maurice leblanc and first introduced in a series of short stories. These tales of derring-do sparkle with wit and adventure and are often considered the early template of the cool caper genres. Fans of Holmes, raffles, the saint, blackshirt and Norman conquest will be delighted to discover the original witty confidence man and burglar. This first volume begins with lupin’s arrest and the authorities have him behind bars… but the adventure is only just beginning.